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MMA Fighter Rankings: By Division

The Mixed Martial Arts fighter rankings are compiled from top talent from all the MMA promotions and are based on recent performances and overall record.

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Cain Velasquez has now beaten Antonio Silva and Junior dos Santos twice and will defend his Heavyweight title against No. 1 contender Fabricio Werdum next. Stipe Miocic rises in the rankings with an impressive win over Roy Nelson, but Travis Browne drops a couple of spots following a loss to Fabricio Werdum. Ben Rothwell enters the top 10 for the first time with a win over Alistair Overeem.

1. Cain Velasquez – UFC (Champion)
2. Fabricio Werdum – UFC
3. Junior dos Santos – UFC
4. Stipe Miocic – UFC
5. Antonio Silva – UFC
6. Travis Browne – UFC
7. Josh Barnett – UFC
8. Vitaly Minakov – Bellator
9. Mark Hunt - UFC
10. Ben Rothwell – UFC

The Light Heavyweight division continues to be stacked with top-ranked fighters battling for the top five spots. Alexander Gustafsson holds onto his No. 1 contender spot in the rankings with a close title shot loss to Jon Jones. Anthony Johnson appears in the rankings with an impressive win over Phil Davis, and Daniel Cormier sits in third place with a win over Dan Henderson.

1. Jon Jones – UFC (Champion)
2. Alexander Gustafsson – UFC
3. Daniel Cormier – UFC
4. Rashad Evans – UFC
5. Anthony Johnson – UFC
6. Glover Teixeira – UFC
7. Phil Davis – UFC
8. Ryan Bader - UFC
9. Dan Henderson – UFC
10. Emanuel Newton – Bellator

Chris Weidman was able to shock the world with two KO wins over long-time champion Anderson Silva to take over the top spot in the Middleweight rankings. Luke Rockhold climbs in the rankings with an impressive win over Costa Philippou, while Lyoto Machida holds the No. 4 spot despite a loss to Chris Weidman.

1. Chris Weidman – UFC (Champion)
2. Vitor Belfort – UFC
3. Jacare Souza – UFC
4. Lyoto Machida – UFC
5. Luke Rockhold – UFC
6. Tim Kennedy – UFC
7. Michael Bisping – UFC
8. Gegard Mousasi – UFC
9. CB Dollaway – UFC
10. Yushin Okami – WSOF

The Welterweight division has finally opened up following the sabbatical announcement by champion Georges St-Pierre. Newly-crowned UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks solidified his No. 1 spot with a win over Robbie Lawler, and Ben Askren continues to climb with another impressive KO win.

1. Johny Hendricks – UFC
2. Robbie Lawler – UFC
3. Rory MacDonald – UFC
4. Ben Askren – ONE FC
5. Tyron Woodley – UFC
6. Hector Lombard – UFC
7. Matt Brown – UFC
8. Jake Ellenberger – UFC
9. Demian Maia – UFC
10. Tarec Saffiedine – UFC

Anthony Pettis has finally established himself as the best Lightweight fighter in the world with a submission win over Benson Henderson and will soon defend against No. 2 Gilbert Melendez. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone both climb in the rankings following recent wins.

1. Anthony Pettis – UFC (Champion)
2. Gilbert Melendez – UFC
3. Rafael dos Anjos – UFC
4. Benson Henderson – UFC
5. Khabib Nurmagomedov – UFC
6. Donald Cerrone – UFC
7. Eddie Alvarez – Bellator
9. Josh Thomson – UFC
10. Will Brooks – Bellator

Jose Aldo rules the Featherweight division but could be making a move up to Lightweight at any time. Chad Mendes regains the No. 1 contender spot, and Cub Swanson moves into the No. 5 spot. Conor McGregor moves onto the list following his latest win.

1. Jose Aldo – UFC (Champion)
2. Chad Mendes – UFC
3. Ricardo Lamas – UFC
4. Frank Edgar – UFC
5. Cub Swanson – UFC
6. Chan Sung Jung – UFC
7. Dustin Poitier – UFC
8. Nik Lentz – UFC
9. Dennis Bermudez – UFC
10. Conor McGregor – UFC

T.J. Dillashaw shocked the world with an impressive win over former pound-for-pound Top 5 Renan Barao. The new Bantamweight champ opens up lots of opportunities for top-ranked contenders as well as the potential return of former champ Dominick Cruz.

1. T.J. Dillashaw – UFC (Champion)
2. Renan Barao – UFC
3. Urijah Faber – UFC
4. Raphael Assuncao – UFC
5. Michael McDonald – UFC
6. Eddie Wineland – UFC
7. Takeya Mizugaki – UFC
8. Luri Alcantara – UFC
9. Johnny Eduardo – UFC
10. Bryan Caraway – UFC

The Flyweight division crowned Demetrious Johnson as the first UFC Flyweight champion and he has solidified that crown with impressive wins over all the top contenders. John Dodson finds himself back in top contender position by default following Johnson title defenses against Joseph Benavidez and John Moraga.

1. Demetrious Johnson – UFC
2. John Dodson – UFC
3. Joseph Benavidez – UFC
4. Ian McCall – UFC
5. Ali Bagautinov – UFC
6. John Moraga – UFC
7. John Lineker – UFC
8. Jussier Formiga – UFC
9. Chris Cariaso – UFC
10. Zach Makovsky – UFC

The Women’s Bantamweight division is ruled by MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, who most recently defended her title against Sara McMann via knee strikes. Next up for Rousey will be Alexis Davis and then a potential super-fight against either Cris Cyborg or Gina Carano.

1. Ronda Rousey – UFC
2. Cat Zingano – UFC
3. Alexis Davis – UFC
4. Miesha Tate – UFC
5. Sara McMann – UFC
6. Jessica Eye – UFC
7. Sarah Kaufman – UFC
8. Liz Carmouche – UFC
9. Amanda Nunes – UFC
10. Bethe Correira – UFC